Friday, August 8, 2008

Cracked Wheat Upma

I had some cooked cracked wheat left over from making a salad for dinner and made use of it in an upma for breakfast the next day.

2 cups cooked cracked wheat (prepared like
½ onion, finely chopped
½ cup peas (I used the frozen ones)
7-8 baby carrots, chopped in small pieces
A handful of
dry roasted peanuts

For seasoning:
I Tbsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
3-4 green chillies, finely chopped
Salt to taste.

Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When they start to pop, add the green chillies and curry leaves followed by the chopped onions. Throw in the chopped carrots and peas, and cook till the vegetables are tender.

Add the cooked cracked wheat and mix well with the vegetables. Toss in a handful of peanuts.

Serve warm.

This upma has a slightly nutty flavor and a chewy texture.

23 Burps:

Kitchen Flavours said...

I like that corn meal dosa, something new to me. Upma looks yummy.

Laavanya said...

The nutty, chewy texture of cracked wheat is precisely why I love it more than the normal rava upma. Looks so good TBC. How are the preparations for the trip coming along? You must be very excited... :)

Mallika said...

Great idea! Looks yummy.

Kate / Kajal said...

interesting ... cracked wheat upma, i'm sure it tastes just as good :)


looks very nice. a new dish for me

Uma said...

this is such a quick upma! Looks so delicious and ofcouse healthy.

Cynthia said...

A filling and delicious meal.

Pragyan said...

Looks delicious as well as healthy! Have tagged you for a meme, details on my blog! :)

Anonymous said...

This dish looks yummy! Very healthy and simple to make.

priar's, said...

Hi tbc,
i always used to make this for saturday breakfast...urs looks so colourful...

easycrafts said...

Adding peanuts to it is an excellent idea...have made this without them and onion...nice snap

Sameera.. said...

Yummmyyy..I am a biiig fan of all kinds of Upmas and Shiras !
Im gonna try it for sure :)
Sam !

mitr_bayarea said...


I do this upma often, its so healthy and quick to prepare. I use the frozen mixed veggie.

Poonam said...

So healthy and looks delicious!

A_and_N said...

Lovely pic :) I really like the way the grains are cracked wheat separated from one another. Beautiful!

Simran said...

It was wheat berries over at Srivalli's today and now I see cracked wheat here. Looks like everyone's on eat healthy spree but me!

Menu Today said...

Nice to see your comment in my blog. Thanx. Your corn mealdosa looks nice and new to me, Colourful upma looks great!!!!

Rajani said...

nice recipe, we make a sort of naadan upma with this. haven't had it in so long.

TBC said...

Thanks to each one of you for your input.:)
I'll see you on your blogs soon.

Anonymous said...

yum yum!! that sure looks good...lunch hour and trust me i had nothing like this!


Divya Vikram said...

Great healthy breakfast..

white on rice couple said...

I have never cooked with cracked wheat before, how interesting. I would love to try my hands at this recipe, especially with the handful of peanuts tossed in!

TBC said...

Rajitha, Divya- thanks.:)

Todd/Diane- Hope you get a chance to try it out!

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